| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:59 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is milking an Upstate-Downstate kerfuffle with Republican Bruce Rauner's running mate over an udderly moooo-ving issue: Cow Tipping.
Quinn suggested Republican lieutenant governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law three pieces of legislation aimed at improving safety of the state's water supply.
The Urban Flooding Awareness Act creates a working group of representatives from local, state and federal agencies to recommend...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn this morning signed a measure pushed by three northwest suburban third-graders that will increase penalties for those who treat animals inhumanely in Illinois.
Specifically, the measure would increase fines against anyone who violates the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Governor candidate Bruce Rauner called on a boisterous Republican Day crowd at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday to help knock out Gov. Pat Quinn and the one-party Democrat rule that has run Illinois “into the ground.”...
| Aug 14, 2014
Let's get one thing straight: Bruce Rauner is really rich. His income tax returns show he earned $108 million between 2010 and 2012. That's a lot of coin.
We know about Rauner's $18 wristwatch and his 20-year-old camper van, but let's assume he owns...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn struck a class warfare theme Wednesday during a plea to Democratic Party faithful to turn out a big vote this fall to defeat Republicans with pockets as deep as “King Midas.”
The re-election seeking Quinn...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today called for a special session of the General Assembly on Aug. 17 to take up pension reform.
"It's time to vote," Quinn said of lawmakers. "See you in Springfield."
The Illinois House already was scheduled to be in that day to deal...
| May 3, 2008
Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan created the Public Access Bureau in 2004 -- a first-ever effort in Illinois to help the public get a clearer picture of how state and local governments make decisions.
The office has trained and advised public officials on open...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn, state lawmakers and Chicago officials on Monday moved emphatically to address a crisis in elementary-age truancy in city schools exposed by a recent Chicago Tribune investigation.
State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, who chairs the...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:10 PM
State lawmakers voted Tuesday to create a top-level task force that would address truancy in Chicago elementary schools, a long-ignored problem that especially affects disadvantaged African-American youth and children with disabilities.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
To combat a truancy crisis that reaches into the earliest grades, Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday signed into law a measure that lowers Illinois' compulsory attendance age to 6 from 7 starting in the fall of 2014.
"Too many kids are missing school and...